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NASA announced the completion of bench tests of the SLS rocket for the US Artemis 1 lunar mission

United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (USA)NASA) announced the completion of bench tests of the American Space Launch System (SLS) launch vehicle, which will send the Orion spacecraft to the Moon in August as part of the Artemis 1 unmanned mission. reported on the NASA website.

“NASA has analyzed the data obtained during the test and has decided to complete the test,” the statement said. It is noted that next week, specialists will return the rocket and the ship to the launch pad of the Kennedy Space Center to prepare them for flight. Also, experts will eliminate the leak detected during the bench test.

It is specified that a specific launch date will be determined after the replacement of the equipment associated with the leak.

Previously became knownthat the cost of the American lunar program Artemis until 2025 will exceed 93 billion dollars.

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